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After a long day at work, there’s nothing quite like a soothing shower to wash away the strain. Dial up the stress-busting by finding an expert power shower installer you can trust.

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Reviewed by Peter on 16/3/2020

No Complaints . Excellent Job. No mess, new radiator is great.

I have been fitting kitchen for over 30 years which includes plumbing, electrics, tiling and fitting laminate floors.

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Reviewed by Tim on 29/3/2020

I know, how odd. It was meant for md maintenance solutions. I have contacted Rated people to move the review

With over nine years experience within the plumbing trade, whether it's a plumbing and heating repair or a full bathroom refurb. I am a fully qualified Plumber with Plumbing NVQ and Unvented Certificates. My job mainly involves reactive maintenance work in domestic homes although I have previous experience in new installation work.

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Reviewed by Jackie on 24/3/2020

Quick and efficient, will definitely recommend

I am a lone worker who has had 4 years experience in the plumbing trade

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Reviewed by Des on 25/2/2020

Ross did a excellent job. Very neat and tidy work and i would hire him again

I am a plumber/general builder with over 20 years in the building industry. I cover all types of work from kitchen/bathroom installations, plumbing, electrics, tiling, ect all my work is guaranteed

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Reviewed by Sandra on 25/3/2020

Came out very quickly, did a very quick and professional job, all works beautifully, left all very neat and tidy. Would recommend

Based in Ealing and cover most areas with in the m25 our priority is customer service. we undertake plumbing, gas and drainage work. we offer a reliable and affordable service.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 6/3/2020

Excellent job - instant response, all went to plan, reasonably priced and great job done I would absolutely recommend Myles.

Anamera Group specialises in complete home renovation to a very high standard in all aspects of work . Structural alternations, Open plan projects, Conversions, Construction, Refurbishment, Renovation, Restoration, Extension. We are based in Hampshire and cover all over the Hampshire area including london. Written quotes will be given .

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Reviewed by Simon on 4/2/2020

Very polite, reliable and good VFM. Nice chap, would recommend.

Hi, I'm Giles, proprietor of Velocity Plumbing. I have been working within the plumbing industry since 2004. During this time I have obtained my qualifications and built my experience, knowledge and reputation to now be able to proudly provide you, the residents, landlords and small businesses of Devon, with a complete plumbing service. As your local plumbing specialist, Velocity offer a wide array of plumbing services to suit your needs. If you have a problem that involves water, the chances are we have seen it before and know the best solution and how to action it. From blockages to bursts, taps to toilets we can fix it. I'd very much like for Velocity to have the opportunity to prove our worth and provide you with your resolution. > Our affordable fees are designed to provide a quality service with no surprise costs. > Workmanship fully guaranteed. > Velocity Plumbing donate 2% of all our profits to water charities to help make water work for everyone.

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Reviewed by Matt on 29/3/2020

Will definitely use this company again very helpful and a very good job done

BC plumbing services covering south London and Surrey. Jobs covered are from small jobs to full bathroom suites. Please feel free to check over 500 independent reviews.

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Reviewed by Gillian on 30/3/2020

Ben was a great guy and he did a good job for a great rate

Founded in Jan2018, over 10 years plumbing & heating experience, fully qualified and insured based in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. High quality heating and plumbing installs . www.nc-ph.co.uk Facebook & instagram @ncplumbingandheating

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Reviewed by James on 31/3/2020

Nicky did a great job, turned up on time and completed the boiler replacement on the same day. No hidden costs and his prices were very reasonable. Will be using him for my regular boiler check ups.

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Power Showers and Pump specialists - what you need to know

Power showers are a great relaxation feature for your bathroom, and are surprisingly efficient too. They’re also flexible – so you can install a new unit in an existing shower enclosure or simply over your bath.

Besides the indulgent pulsating effect, power showers have a number of benefits – including greater control over pressure and temperature, improved reliability, and (from some particularly economic models) reduced water consumption. And here’s some more good news – they’re also fairly straightforward to install. That means minimal mess and fuss for you (and the professional you choose to work with).

How you install your power shower will depend on what type of unit you’ve selected. “Power showers” by definition all use a motorised pump. But your shower can be water-based (running directly off the mains supply, assisted by a pump), an electric system or a mixed system. To find the right system for your central heating setup, it’s usually best to consult a qualified plumber or bathroom installation specialist.

When you’ve found the right power shower, installation is straightforward – for a professional who knows what they’re doing, at least. The process involves turning the electricity and water off, positioning and fixing the shower unit, and connecting the electrical components to the mains power (typically you’ll need to create a new circuit for building regulation compliance). After reattaching the shower to the water supply, you’ll then be ready to power up and sample your new bathroom bliss.

Cost of power shower installation

With any job that involves leaking water and/or electricity, it’s best to seek the help of a qualified and experienced professional.

The price you’ll pay to have a power shower installed will depend on the exact nature of your job. Installing a brand-new power shower from scratch is likely to cost around £500. Replacing an existing shower will bring the price down, as pipes and electrical circuits can possibly be reused. Swapping out a shower may only cost between £150-£300.

How to install a power shower

While every job is unique, installing a power shower usually follows the same five-step process.

  1. First things first – the electricity gets turned off. Your tradesperson can then position and fix the shower unit to the desired location on your wall, marking the points for copper pipes and electrical cables.
  2. The second step is another safety-conscious one. When connecting the power supply, they’ll bury the electrical cables into the wall – in the middle of the shower unit, either vertically or horizontally (depending on the direction they need to go). As we’ve mentioned, your professional will probably recommend creating a dedicated circuit for the shower, unless one already exists.
  3. Next, they’ll drill any necessary holes required to connect the water supply. After that, they’ll turn the mains water supply stopcock off and run the cold water tap dry, before connecting a copper pipe to the rising main.
  4. Now it’s time to reconnect the remaining pipework for your shower. When it comes to that copper pipe, it’s a good idea to install a stop valve so you can quickly turn off the water to make repairs in the future.
  5. Finally, check there are no leaks. And provided everything is working as expected, you’re all set to enjoy your new power shower.

Can you install a power shower with a combi boiler?

In short, the answer is no – sadly you can’t. Combi boilers won’t work with a power shower because they heat the water as it flows through the system. And if the water is pumped through the boiler faster, it doesn’t have time to heat up the flow.

At its most basic, all a power shower consists of is a pump to speed up the flow of water and a valve to control its temperature. That means power showers can be used with low-pressure hot and cold water or gravity-fed setups, but not combination boilers or high-pressure systems.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

While installing a power shower is generally a simple job, your installer will need to be NICEIC registered (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) to work on the necessary electrical elements and sign the work off for building compliance.

While they won’t necessarily be touching the boiler or gas pipes, it’s certainly a bonus if they hold Gas Safe accreditation too. This isn’t mandatory when it comes to installing your power shower though – merely an additional benefit.

Finally, your tradesperson should be able to offer you evidence of their track record, including their experience and a number of customer references.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Leaking water or faulty electrics are never a good mix. And even the most competent tradesperson can be thwarted by unforeseen plumbing or electrical issues. So, make sure your professional holds public liability insurance and you’ll have peace of mind that you’re protected against any accidental damage.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Are they NICEIC registered?
  • What type of power shower system will work most effectively in your home?
  • Can they supply and fit the shower?
  • Will they offer a warranty or guarantee on their work (and the shower, if they’re suppling it)?

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